Yesterday in Sochi Haas principal Guenther Steiner has stated the team is going to announce its lineup in a next two weeks by the Japanese Grand Prix. But already on Friday morning Haas confirmed Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen stay in the team in 2019.
Steiner believes Romain’s and Kevin’s work as a teammates has a great effect on the team's result.
“Both drivers push each other to be better, and their collective feedback allows us to be better. It’s not a coincidence that in their second year as teammates, Haas F1 Team is having its best year. By keeping Romain and Kevin together, we aim to do even better next year”.
The drivers are pretty happy to continue racing with Haas and ready to get the team to the great success.
“It’s impressive to see what this team has accomplished in such a relatively short time, and for someone who has been here since the very beginning, I take a lot of pride in the time, effort and sacrifice we’ve all put forth to make Haas F1 Team so competitive”, - Grosjean said.
“I’m very happy to continue with Haas F1 Team and represent Haas Automation and all of our partners. Gene Haas has built something very special – something we can make even better – and it’s an honor to be a part of it”.
“I’ve never been in a better situation than the one I’m in here at Haas F1 Team”, - Magnussen said.
“This is a team filled with racers and we’re all striving for the same thing. There’s no bureaucracy and everything is very straightforward. Gene Haas is all about efficiency, and he and Guenther Steiner have created a very efficient environment that gets the best from its people. We all believe in each other and that’s why we’ve achieved as much as we have”.